| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:33 PM
The cost of corn and soybeans soared to all-time heights in July, pushing global food prices upwards and pushing budgets to the breaking point in the Middle East and Africa, the World Bank has warned....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The United States, the European Union and Japan are filing a challenge with the World Trade Organization against China's export restrictions on minerals that are crucial for the production of many high-tech devices, President Barack Obama announced...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Few people on the street may be familiar with the World Bank. Yet, it plays a critical role in the U.S. effort to engage the world through its contribution to economic development in poor and post-conflict societies.
As current World Bank President...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:52 AM
After a superheated rise, China’s economy is starting to slow. Luckily, according to the World Bank, the Asian superpower is headed for a “soft landing” instead of a crash that could overwhelm the multitude of countries with which...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:21 AM
It took nearly 20 years of negotiations, but Russia was finally welcomed into the World Trade Organization on Wednesday.
The largest economy outside the WTO until now, Russia will become the international trade group’s 156th member. The U.S. joined...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:00 AM
My recent letter of questioning the use of corn to produce ethanol prompted the expected rebuttal from the Renewable Fuels Association ("U.S. must abandon corn-based ethanol," Aug. 28).
That, however, doesn't change the fact that corn ethanol only...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Search teams suspend operations after cruise ship grounded off Italian island shifts
ROME (AP) — Italian rescue workers suspended operations Wednesday after a stricken cruise ship shifted slightly on the rocks near the Tuscan coast,...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 5:29 PM
In his letter titled "Energy and Jobs" (Jan. 20), Ron Igou criticizes the president's recent decision to reject TransCanada's application for the Keystone Pipeline extension, effectively turning down the jobs and energy independence that could have...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:21 PM
News that the World Bank is hunting for a new leader brought forth fresh denials that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is yearning for the job.
Robert Zoellick, president of the international financial institution, announced in a statement...
| Feb 16, 2012
The World Bank passed a big test in December when Congress quietly approved its request for additional funding, part of the development group's first general capital increase in more than 20 years. During a time of fiscal stress and partisan gridlock, the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 9:42 AM
MOSCOW (AP) — Now that his return to the Kremlin is secure, Vladimir Putin may tone down the anti-Americanism that was a big part of his presidential campaign, but he seems certain to stand his ground in disputes with the United States.